Starting this Wednesday (1st), at 2pm, the investigation and trial hearing at the Forum of the District of Santo Anastácio (SP), which would hear Izabella Rodrigues da Silva, aged 24, suspected of involvement in the death of her own son, had to be rescheduled, due to a psychotic episode on the part of the young woman when she was giving her statement to the Judiciary.
Izabella’s participation in this Wednesday’s hearing was carried out via video conference, directly from the Tremembé Women’s Penitentiary (SP), where the accused is detained.
To g1, the delegate responsible for the investigations, Wanderley Campione, informed that the qualifiers for the crime were:
- futile motive;
- half cruel; It is
- impossibility of defending the victim.
Campione also highlighted that there will be a reason for an increase of up to two thirds of the sentence served by the accused due to the victim being the author’s daughter.
The police investigation was sent to the Court of the District of Santo Anastácio, when the Civil Police represented the preventive arrest of Izabella Rodrigues da Silva, granted by the Court.
The young woman’s defense, represented by criminal lawyer Sidney Araújo dos Santos, informed g1, this Wednesday, that the Public Ministry of the State of São Paulo (MPE-SP) and the defense itself requested a new date to continue the hearing of instruction.
“Only she can provide clarification on what happened, whether she killed her son and how she killed him. Only she can explain the dynamics and, today, she was not in a position to do so,” she reported.
The defense also pointed out that “the procedural documents that affirm the authorship of Izabella da Silva in the crime, indicting her for triple homicide, are not suitable”, since “there is no evidence that points to the young woman as the author, as the child died of asphyxiation, that is, drowning.”
It was reported to g1 that the defense even carried out a private investigation and, even so, it was not possible to prove that there was a homicide and, above all, that Izabella da Silva was the author of it.
“Now we [defesa] We requested a mental health examination for her, as, since 2013, she has been undergoing psychological treatment in Santo Anastácio, but was only assisted by a psychiatrist when she was detained at the Pirajuí Women’s Penitentiary (SP)”.
The child was missing for two days, from August 8th to 10th, when her body was found in a stream popularly known as Córrego da Figueira, on a private property in the rural area of Santo Anastácio.
Personnel from the Environmental, Civil and Military police carried out the searches together with the Fire Department.
Drone equipment and the Military Police Eagle Helicopter also flew over the area to help locate the boy.
According to Captain João Henrique Papoti, from the Fire Department, the boy’s mother changed the versions given to the case a few times and, in one of them, said she had thrown the child into a lake.
On the day of her disappearance, the woman had returned home without clothes and wrapped in a rug. She takes medication for depression and anxiety, according to firefighters.
By court order, after the agreement of the Public Ministry of the State of São Paulo (MPE-SP), Izabella was arrested for an initial period of 30 days, which was extended for the same period.
João Pedro Esteves Rodrigues da Silva, just five years old, was buried on August 11, at the Recanto da Paz Cemetery, in Santo Anastácio.